Live Sports Thread 7/1/14

Game On! World Cup open thread and more [Live Sports Thread]

7/1/14 in Soccer   |   Jess   |   34885 respect

Blog Photo - Live Sports Thread 7/1/14Greetings, sports fans! The United States will be taking on Belgium today in the round of 16. How do you think they'll do? Argentina/Switzerland is already underway, and there are a couple of other soccer games going on today as well.

We also have some MLB, Tennis, and WNBA to enjoy. Let's take a look at the schedule (all times eastern...)


World Cup:
In Progress - Argentina v Switzerland on ESPN3, ESPN
4:00pm - Belgium v United States on ESPN3, ESPN

Other Soccer:
UEFA Champions League
In Progress - Santa Coloma v Banants
In Progress - Fiorita v FC Levadia Tallinn

MLB:
In Progress - Brewers @ Blue Jays
5:10pm - Angels (Richards) @ White Sox (Noesi) on WCIU
7:05pm - Rangers (Martinez) @ Orioles (McFarland) on MASN
7:05pm - Rays (Price) @ Yankees (Kuroda) on YES
7:05pm - Rockies (Friedrich) @ Nationals (Strasburg) on MAS2
7:05pm - Diamondbacks (Miley) @ Pirates (Locke) on ROOT
7:08pm - Athletics (Mills) @ Tigers (Porcello) on FSDT
7:10pm - Cubs (Jackson) @ Red Sox (Buchholz) on NESN
7:10pm - Mets (Matsuzaka) @ Braves (Minor)
7:10pm - Phillies (Burnett) @ Marlins (Alvarez) on FXFL
8:10pm - Royals (Shields) @ Twins (Nolasco)
8:10pm - Mariners (Iwakuma) @ Astros (Cosart)
8;10pm - Angels (Weaver) @ White Sox (Carroll)
10:10pm - Indians (Masterson) @ Dodgers (Beckett) 
10:10pm - Reds (Leake) @ Padres (Kennedy) 
10:15pm - Cardinals (Gonzales) @ Giants (Lincecum) 

Tennis:
In Progress  - Wimbledon (Men)
In Progress - Wimbledon (Women)

WNBA:
7:00pm - San Antonio Stars @ Connecticut Sun
7:00pm - Tulsa Shock @ New York Liberty
8:00pm - Indiana Fever @ Atlanta Dream on ESPN2/WatchESPN
10:00pm - Chicago Sky @ Los Angeles Sparks on ESPN2/WatchESPN

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7/7/14   |   ML31   |   3675 respect

Seems that AC Roma is interested in Yedlin to the point where the Sounders had to issue a statement on the situation...   "For now he is a Sounder".  

Is Matt Besler next?

7/2/14   |   ML31   |   3675 respect

Jess wrote:
I noticed that too. I only watched a couple of the games, but it seemed a common theme I was reading in comments was "Why couldn't we play like this the entire game?!"

Part of that is that it is just tough to maintain such intensity for a full 90.  Let alone 120.  Another reason is that part of it is that many teams once they get leads the trend is to start playing back and defending.  And the team that is behind will often start attacking more.  I realize I'm even answering my own question a bit with that.  But that being said...  It sure would be nice to improve to the point where WE are the team out shooing and putting our opponents on their heels for the bulk of the game instead of the other way around.

I am now of the mindset that we are good enough to be a round of 16 team every World Cup and anything less than that from now on should be considered a catastrophic failure.  No matter what group we get placed in.  We are also not too far from winning this thing.  We could use a little more depth and a little more size and speed spread around our attacking midfielders.  But the young guys are looking good...   I'm already excited to see what we will have in store in Russia 4 years from now...

7/2/14   |   Jess   |   34885 respect

ML31 wrote:
Wondo....  So close to being a hero....    

Still, we went down fighting.  I noticed that we seemed to play a little better when we were desperate.   All 4 games were that way.

I noticed that too. I only watched a couple of the games, but it seemed a common theme I was reading in comments was "Why couldn't we play like this the entire game?!"

7/2/14   |   ML31   |   3675 respect

Wondo....  So close to being a hero....    

Still, we went down fighting.  I noticed that we seemed to play a little better when we were desperate.   All 4 games were that way.

7/1/14   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Good lord, Tim Howard has been incredible.

7/1/14   |   ML31   |   3675 respect

One wonders how long this guy will be playing for the Sounders.   Some Euro league team will surely want him soon...

7/1/14   |   ML31   |   3675 respect

(Edited by ML31)

So impressed with Yedlin since he came in...